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    Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

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    Hi People

    Recently upgraded my marine tank from nano (1ft) to 2ft and now a 53 gallon 3ft...


    Previously 1ft and 2ft..
    DSC_1419_zpsffb01f51.jpg

    Current 3ft..
    2014-08-17-18-00-39_deco_zps9b492f9e.jpg DSC_1533_zpsb046102d.jpg IMG_20140819_2035361_zps9c069d9d.jpg

    Maintaining at a:-
    PH - about 8.0 - 8.3
    Salinity - 1.021-1.022
    Temperature - 28-29 deg Celsius
    Ammonia - 0
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - 0

    Currently housing 5 invertebrates and 19 fishes..
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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Also just to share my brackish tank as well...

    2014-08-11-18-53-30_deco_zps3666155f.jpg

    Maintaining at a PH of 8.0 and salinity of 1.015...

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    It's a beauty.

    Did you move the fishes and live rocks from the previous tank? I'm planning a upgrade from my marine puffer but is worried about the tank will be restarted and have too recycle again. Any tips on doing that?

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Yes killkyo

    I transferred the fishes, some sand and liverocks from the previous tank to the new one. Importantly, I transferred all or most of the water too.

    This is what i did:-
    1) Prior to that, I bot seawater from LFS (estimated about 100-120 litres)
    2) Separate fishes and invertebrates to different buckets (place air bubble inside for water circulation)
    3) Added new coral sand with old ones into new tank
    4) Transferred liverocks and old tank water
    5) Added new salt water to fill up the remaining tank
    6) Tested the new tank water to make sure that the temperature, PH and salinity level is the same as the ones in the buckets of fishes and invertebrates
    7) Transferred fishes and invertebrates into the new tank


    By doing this, this will not cause another wave of cycling the tank as you are using back the same liverocks. New saltwater does not cause another wave of cycling too.
    If you intend to add more liverocks, be very sure they are cured, then you can straight away put them inside. If not, the die-off will cause ammonia spike again and you need to do a re-cycle again.



    I spent about 5 hours doing this!! seh.....

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Thanks a lot for your reply. I will look into that and plan accordingly.

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    No problem bro

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Nice tank but looks abit plain bro

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Please "like" my FaceBook page - "Edquarium" (https://facebook.com/pages/Edquarium/350986588421491)


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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Very beautiful. How's the filtration system like? You must have put in a lot of effort to this

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by killkyo View Post
    Very beautiful. How's the filtration system like? You must have put in a lot of effort to this
    Thanks bro! I'm actually using an EHEIM canister filter and I wash it every month. No sump for me due to space constraint
    No protein skimmer as well as I do regular water changes

    Here's the video to share...

    http://vid391.photobucket.com/albums...ps4edbccc9.mp4

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    My 2 bannerfishes have white spots on their tails and body but other fishes dun have....not sure what is the reason... can anybody advise?
    Any medication to cure except copper as I have invertebrates inside.

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Fantastic piece of the sea you've there! What is the name of the cleaner shrimp to the right of the picture?

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by fstyle28 View Post
    Fantastic piece of the sea you've there! What is the name of the cleaner shrimp to the right of the picture?
    Looks like a skunk cleaner shrimp.

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Yes Lucas & fstyle28, it's a Skunk Cleaner Shrimp...this morning it has molted for the 4th time

    Quote Originally Posted by lucasjiang View Post
    Looks like a skunk cleaner shrimp.

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Really ar bro??

    I thought since they were live corals once...should be harmless to add inside wor...huh....


    Quote Originally Posted by jem View Post
    do becareful of those coral skeletons or dead rocks that have been dried previously. they tend to leech out harmful toxins to ur tanks after some time

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    I have a juvenile moon wrasse and yellow belly damsel to give away as I find them relatively aggressive.

    Have posted the details in the "Aquarium Ads - Marketplace" section..can PM me if you are keen...

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Have not been in AQ for quite sometime....just to share with you all my 3 tanks currently - QT, 2ft DT and 3ft DT....i am leaving my 3ft DT empty for 8 weeks (currently in my 3rd wk) to eradicate all the ich...
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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    Recently I have set up another QT, this time I am housing a Coral Beauty Angel and a Raccoon Butterfly. However, my Raccoon is suffering from flukes, therefore bought a bottle of EIHO Parzi Gold which contains the main active component known as Praziquentel and so far it looks promising. Have dosed the entire tank and the Raccoon is pretty much back to its normal behaviour. Gonna monitor it for the next few days. I also bought a bottle of Seachem Paraguard as well (abit kiasu keke).




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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    I also noticed that my Magnificent Foxface in my another DT is suffering from black ich..it has black spots all over its body...sigh....

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    Re: Newly Upgraded 53 Gallon 3ft Marine Tank

    can i ask where you got the 3ft tank and cabinet? can PM me the info if its too sensitive to post here. tks

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